25 Episode 25 "The True Lord of a Strange Girl and He...

You're in the wrong place. What we're looking for here is a soldier. Not a hero, not a brave man.

 To the girl cowering on the ground, the soldier said.

But I can use magic! I'm sure I can be of use to you!

 The girl, Yukino, waved her tiny hand.
 In the palm of her hand, an ice flower is born. It's small, but exquisite.

I'm too hungry for this right now!
We're not looking for wizards here.

 But the soldier shook his head.

What we're looking for is a soldier who can fight in a group. And it's my job to recruit the right kind of people. Your little body won't help you break ranks or intimidate the enemy.
I can use my abilities in other ways.
How can someone with such abilities be so unknown?
If you really do have a special ability, you should go to ...... the castle of Lord Kittle. The princess is directly recruiting such people. If you wait three months, you will be able to see her. And when you do, refrain from the pompous tone of voice you used earlier.

 The soldier squared his chin toward the main gate.

The Lord Keeper's castle is to the southwest. You should be able to reach it in two days.
"...... Oh no.
You've come to the wrong place.

 The soldier averted his gaze as if he had lost interest in the girl.
 The girl sat down and nodded disheartenedly.

"You know, Haruka.
"Yes, sir. Yes, my brother.
Why did the soldier refuse the girl? In a turbulent world, don't they want the best people?

 In fact, I'm being accepted by all the subhumans with open arms.
 If there's a bad cult running rampant, you're going to need people to take it down.

It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for and how you can get it.

 I'm not sure what to make of it.

I'm sure you'll be able to figure out what's going on.
Even in turbulent times?
Because it's a turbulent time. Brother.

 Haruka put his lips to my ear.

There are two kinds of people in turbulent times. There are two kinds of people in turbulent times: those who try to use it to their advantage and those who try to protect what they have because of it. Perhaps the Lord Keeper of Kittle is one of the latter two. So...
"So there's no room for substandard people?

 I don't understand that kind of thinking.
 I don't know about that kind of thinking, but I don't think you can survive in a turbulent world unless you change because you can't predict how it will turn out.

I don't know how to think like that, but I do know that you can't predict how a turbulent world will turn out, so you have to change to survive. ...... That's why you're in charge of a remote area with subhumans. Brother.
If you don't like change, you won't take the side of subhumans or join them, will you?

 I'm sure you'll be able to understand that.

 The current Alicia Nation has decided to drive subhumans to the frontier. If the demons, harpies, or dragons like Lizette cooperate with the guardian and achieve results, the country must recognize their achievements.
 That's why they make sure that the frontier is ruled by people who don't do such things.

If that's the case, then who's the 'princess' who's recruiting people at the castle?
"...... Sorry. Sorry, brother. I don't know that much about it either. ......

 Haruka shook his head.
 I'm curious. If you're looking for subhuman or substandard talent, I'd like to meet you.

I have to go to .......

 Suddenly, the huddled girl stood up and began to walk unsteadily.
 You said that you came from the capital. She said she was hungry.

Haruka, is there anything extra in the lunchbox you brought from the village?
I don't have much, but I'll cut back on my ...... portion.
You don't have to look so sad.

 Haruka, you eat a lot.

I'll cut mine. It's an information fee. I'll use it to talk to the girl.

 I don't know who that girl is, but we need information about the Dragon Emperor's descendants and the center where the Ten Sages are.
 And her "plan" can also be used as a reference at .......

 I have to survive on the frontier until the turbulent times are over.
 It doesn't matter if I'm substandard. If you can use magic and have information, you're a valuable asset.

"That guy over there... Yukino, right? Do you have a minute?

 I said.
 Yukino, a girl with light blue hair who was walking aimlessly, turned around.

"We're just people who came to this town to do business.

 I'm not lying. We're here to sell magic crystals, that's for sure.

I'm interested in what's going on in the city. I'm interested in what's going on in the city. If you don't mind, I'd like to talk to you. We could have dinner together...
"Wow. ......


 The girl's body went crazy.
 I'm not sure if you've seen this before. You can find a lot of things that you can do to make your life easier.

I'm sorry. I've come in a hurry,......, and I haven't eaten much,.......

 The girl huffed and puffed and said.

You're out of luck. If you had gone to the Lord Keeper's castle, you might have found a job.
"...... No. ...... I've been told that my true master is at the most remote ......... ...

 The girl gave a small shake of her head at my question.

"True Lord?
Yes. That's what I believed, and I came straight to the frontier. I was told at first that I would be allowed to choose who I wanted to serve, but I already knew who I wanted to serve.

 She must have been very tired.
 The girl is in Haruka's arms, her eyes almost closed.

"The Lord I want to serve has been... since my previous life.
...... "From a previous life (・・・・)"?

 No way.

"I was going to transfer a young, mortal soul with aptitude. ......

 That's what the goddess said when I first came to this world.

 In other words, all the transferees except me were summoned to this world after they died in the original world.
 They probably regenerated their original bodies or received new bodies.
 And considering the fact that this girl, Yukino, didn't know anything about Governor Kittle's policies or circumstances...

(...... is this girl officially a summoned human?)

 No, it's dangerous to assume.
If you ask, "Are you a summoner? If we ask her if she's a summoner, she'll know we have that information.
 We don't know if he's friend or foe yet.
 But if you're hungry, I can help. It's too bad to leave a hungry child unattended.

Anyway, let's take a break somewhere calm. All right, big brother?

 Haruka carried a small girl named Yukino on his back.
 He looked at me as if to ask for my permission, and I nodded.

No problem. I'll leave it to Haruka to choose the place.
"Yes, sir. Brother!
We need to regain our strength if we're to go to the Lord Keeper's castle. Let's feed him our lunch first and then we'll talk to him. Depending on the information, we can at least pay for lodging.

 There's enough money for that if Lysette sells her magic crystals.

"Thank you, ....... Thank you.
I don't mind. It's just a kind of information fee.

 I replied to the girl who was mumbling in a tired voice.
 I walked out with Haruka carrying the girl on my back. The girl is languidly resting her body on Haruka's back.

 ...... It kind of reminds me of the original world.
 I think something similar happened to me during my junior high school days.

 I thought, "If I help people and gain virtue, my skills will be awakened! I thought, "If I help people and accumulate virtue, my skills will be awakened", so I helped lost children and elderly people with a lot of baggage.
 ...... Now that I think about it, being rescued by a junior high school student wearing a black coat and a mystery ring or bracelet seems to have been a pretty high hurdle. There was a grandmother, an elementary school student, ...... and then there was a girl who was anemic in the crosswalk. ...... It's so embarrassing to remember .......

I'll never ...... forget this debt.

 The girl sighed on Haruka's back, hmm.
 She looks at me and bows her head. It's embarrassing to be treated like that.
 I'm only doing this for my own personal gain. To find out if she... Yukino is an official summoner...

"This is the (・・・・・・・)...... second time since I came to this world that someone has been so kind to me.

 I'm not sure what to say.
 Are you sure you want to do this? I'm not sure what to say.

I'm not sure if this is a good idea or not.

 I guess I was tired.
 The girl Yukino mumbled a little and then fell asleep on Haruka's back.